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The Oracle Linux 8: System Administration II

The Oracle Linux 8: System Administration II


Duration : 5 Days

Course Overview

The Oracle Linux 8: System Administration II course is designed to give you hands-on experience in performing advanced system administration tasks.


Learn how to:

  • Configure network addressing and name services

  • Configure authentication and directory services

  • Configure Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

  • Configure web and email services

  • Perform a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)/Kickstart installation

  • Configure Samba services

  • Perform advanced software package management

  • Perform advanced storage administration

  • Perform advanced network configuration


Course Outline


1 :Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Practice 1-1: Exploring the Gateway Environment

Practice 1-2: Exploring the host01 VM

Practice 1-3: Exploring the host02 VM                                                          

Practice 1-4: Exploring the host03 VM

Practice 1-5: Exploring the host04 VM

Practice 1-6: Exploring the host05 VM

Practice 1-7: Exploring the host06 VM

Practice 1-8: Exploring the vpn-host1 VM

Practice 1-9: Exploring the vpn-host2 VM


2 : IP v6


Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)

IPv6 Static Configuration Using nmcli

Practice 2-1: Configuration Options for IPv6

Practice 2-2: Using IPv6

3 :Network Addressing

Network Addressing

Practice 3-1: Configuring a DHCP Server (Part1)

Practice 3-2: Configuring a DHCP Client


4 : Name Services

Name Services

The /etc/named.conf File

Practice 4-1: Viewing and Testing the DNS Configuration

Practice 4-2: Configuring a Caching-Only Nameserver

Practice 4-3: Configuring an mDNS


5 :PAM, SSSD, and System Authentication

PAM, SSSD, and System Authentication

Practice 5-1: Configuring PAM to Prevent Non-root Login

Practice 5-2: Configuring Using authselect


6 :Web and Email Services

Web and Email Services

Email Program Classifications

Practice 6-1: Install and Configuring the Apache Web Server

Practice 6-2: Installing and Configuring the NGINX Web Server


7 : Installing Oracle Linux by Using PXE and Kickstart

Installing Oracle Linux by Using PXE and Kickstart

Practice 7-1: Creating a Kickstart File

Practice 7-2: Configure Gateway as an HTTP Server

Practice 7-3: Configuring PXE Services

Practice 7-4: Restoring Configurations on the Gateway and host


8 :Advanced Software Package Management

Advanced Software Package Management

Practice 8-1: Exploring the host04 VM

Practice 8-2: Managing DNF Plug-Ins

Practice 8-2: Using DNF Utilities to Manage Errata and to Download Software

Practice 8-4: Creating a Binary RPM Package

Practice 8-5: Managing Software Updates with PackageKit CLI and Cockpit

Practice 8-6: Working with DNF History and DNF Cache


9 :NFS and Autofs

NFS and Autofs

Practice 9-1: Configuring an NFS Server and an NFS Client

Practice 9-2: Using Automounter

Practice 9-3: Removing the NFS Configuration

10 : Samba Services

Samba Services

Practice 10-1: Configuring a Samba Server

Practice 10-2: Accessing Samba Shares from a Client Host

Practice 10-3: Accessing a Linux Samba Share from a Windows System


11 : Network Tools & Tuning

Network Tools & Tuning

tcpdump Command

Practice 11-1: Using the tcpdump Utility

Practice 11-2: Using Utilities to View Statistics on Interfaces

Practice 11-3: Working with My Traceroute (mtr)

Practice 11-4: Using the lsof


12 : Advanced Networking

Advanced Networking

Virtual Local Area Networks: Introduction

Virtual Private Networks: Introduction

Practice 12-1: Configuring Network Bonding by Using the TUI

Practice 12-2: Configuring Network Bonding from the Command Line

Practice 12-3: Working with Bonded Interfaces

Practice 12-4: Configuring 802.1Q VLAN Tagging by Using Cockpit

Practice 12-5: Configuring 802.1Q VLAN Tagging from the Command Line

Practice 12-6: Working with VLAN Interfaces

Practice 12-7: Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN (Part1)

Practice 12-7: Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN (Part2)


13 :Implementing the XFS File System

Implementing the XFS File System

Backing Up and Restoring XFS File Systems

Practice 13-1: Creating an XFS File System

Practice 13-2: Setting Disk Quotas on an XFS File System

Practice 13-3: Backing Up and Restoring XFS File Systems


14 :Implementing the Btrfs File System

Implementing the Btrfs File System

btrfs filesystem Utilities

Practice 14-1: Creating a Btrfs File System

Practice 14-2: Working with Subvolumes and Snapshots

Practice 14-3: Checking and Viewing for Data Corruption


15 : Storage Volume Administration

Storage Volume Administration

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)

Practice 15-1: Creating Linux LVM Partitions

Practice 15-2: Creating a Logical Volume

Practice 15-3: Creating a File System and Mounting a Logical Volume

Practice 15-4: Backing Up Volume Group Metadata

Practice 15-5: Creating a Logical Volume Snapshot

Practice 15-6: Increasing the Capacity of a Logical Volume

Practice 15-7: Restoring Volume Group Metadata

Practice 15-8: Creating a Thinly Provisioned Logical Volume

Practice 15-9: Using Snapper with LVM Thin Provisioned Logical Volumes

Practice 15-10: Creating a RAID Device

Practice 15-11: Removing Partitions



16 :Advanced Storage Administration

Advanced Storage Administration

Practice 16-1: Creating and Mounting a File System

Practice 16-2: Setting Disk Quotas

Practice 16-3: Encrypting a Block Device

Practice 16-4: Using kpartx


17 : Kerberos


Practice 17-1: Kerberos Authentication


18 : IPA Services

IPA Services

Practice 18-1: Installing Identity Management (Part1)

Practice 18-1: Installing Identity Management (Part2)

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